Category Archives: GLBTQ

Police assault on queer and trans people in NYC

via Angry Brown Butch: NEW YORK – On the night of Wednesday, September 26, officers from the 9th Precinct of the New York Police Department attacked without provocation members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and of its community. Two … Continue reading

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As the Unthinkable Becomes Inevitable

San Diego’s Republican mayor, Jerry Sanders, was expected to veto legislation in support of gay marriage this week. Yesterday he had a change of heart (WARNING: GRAB A HANKY): Definitely the feel-good story of the weekend, and illustrative of why … Continue reading

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On Hate Crimes

Two must-read posts: Vox ex Machina and XicanoPwr. Vox details a handful of recent hate crimes, and points out that these are not individual acts; they are part of a larger and long-standing trend of violence against people who differ … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

From Laura MacDonald: And for our part, let’s stop being so surprised when we discover that our public figures have their own complex sex lives, and start being more suspicious when they self-righteously denounce the sex lives of others.

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the quaint and the queer

Right. Here’s a left turn; some of it’s remixed, and some of it’s not. I’m queer as hell. I think we’ve established this. The other thing I am, though–and it’s a big part of my identity, much as I’ve kicked … Continue reading

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Sleeping with the Enemy, Part 3

In which we discuss all those swirly questions about who I fuck(ed), why it matters, and whether or not we should even be discussing it at all. (For background on my sitch, and an ongoing discussion of the role of … Continue reading

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BBC dives into the radfem/transphobia debate?

The BBC has seen fit to give voice to Julie Bindel, “a radical feminist and journalist, who [is] trying to persuade medics and trans people that sex change surgery is unnecessary mutilation.” I’m not at all clear from the article … Continue reading

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Complicating the Gay Marriage Debate

There are supposed to be two sides to this marriage debate. Either you’re a member of the Religious Right and are opposed or you’re a good liberal and are in favor. Right? Not so much. I’ve seen a huge range … Continue reading

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Gender/queerness and street harassment

Yesterday morning I listened to a segment on the Brian Lehrer show about street harassment (cat-calling) in NYC. Lehrer interviewed three women: Latosha Belton and Ashley Lewis, two Brooklyn teenagers who worked with Girls for Gender Equity to create “Sisters … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of Isaiah

I love me some Grey’s Anatomy, but Isaiah Washington sure has a talent for acting like an ass and then feeling sorry for himself.. He did an interview on Larry King Live to clarify his use of the word “faggot” … Continue reading

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Share your photos, help LGBT youth

Point Foundation scholar Ceceilia Allwein A guest-post by Ceceilia Allwein So you have all those photos online, right??? And those photos are just sitting there looking pretty. Uh huh. Now you can help raise money for scholarships for queer kiddos … Continue reading

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It’s 10pm. Do you know where your local roving gangs of lesbians are?

Best. O’Reilly. Ever. Apparently there is a rampant infestation of pink-pistol-toting lesbian gangs (seriously), wreaking havoc on cities across the nation with their combat boots, short haircuts, and unnatural love of softball. They are recruiting children in schools to be … Continue reading

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